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Gonzalez Byass Leonor Palo Cortado
Leonor Palo Cortado - Leonor is described as the wild child of Jerez. Due to its mysterious ageing process it could be described as similar to an Amontillado on the nose and similar to an Oloroso on the palate. Aged for over 12 years, Leonor shows a light mahogany colour with golden tones and slightly orange rim. On the nose intense and complex with typical Amontillado notes such as hazelnuts perfectly balanced with other aromas such as bitter orange and mature oak. On the palate powerful and intense with toasted notes yet smooth and silky.
The highest quality free run `mosto yema` and the first press must from Palomino grapes are considered the most delicate and elegant musts and therefore are used for Palo Cortado Leonor. Following fermentation to between 11% and 12% alcohol the wine is fortified to 18% alcohol and then enters the Leonor Solera. An empty space of 100 litres is left in the cask so that the wine has a large surface area in contact with the oxygen and therefor undergoes complete oxidization. Leonor remains in the American oak casks following the traditional Solera system for an average of 12 years. During all the time the production is supervised by our winemaker and master blender Antonio Flores.
Gonzalez Byass Leonor Palo Cortado should be served between 10 and 12 ºC in a small white wine glass.
Due to its power and structure this Palo Cortado is perfect with hard cheese, salty caramel, strong meats such as venison and dry aged beef.